K-State swept three of the top national honors for collegiate publications on Saturday. The 2000 Royal Purple, the 2000 RP CD supplement and the 2000-01 Kansas State Collegian all won Pacemaker Awards from Associated Collegiate Press. K-State was the only university in the nation whose yearbook and newspaper won both honors, considered the Pulitzer Prizes of collegiate journalism. K-State was also the only Big 12 Conference university to win Pacemakers in newspaper and yearbook, and K-State was the sole winner in the yearbook CD competition.
K-State’s current publications were also winners in the convention’s
Best of Show. The 2001 Royal Purple won third in the large-yearbook category,
and the fall 2001 Collegian won fourth for its terrorism/war coverage in
the daily-broadsheet category. RP adviser Linda Puntney was inducted into
the College Media Advisers Hall of Fame. From Kansas Press Assn.